Dubai based hospitality company Jumeirah has announced the appointment of former Four Seasons vice president Jose Silva at its new chief executive officer.

Mr. Silva brings over 35 years’ experience in the hospitality industry, including almost 25 years with Four Seasons Hotels & Resorts. In his last role, he was Regional Vice President overseeing France, Switzerland, Spain, and Portugal as well as General Manager of the highly acclaimed Hotel George V in Paris. He is regarded by the industry as an innovative mind and a hotelier who is consistently redefining the new norm of luxury.

Among his recent accomplishments is the repositioning of the Hotel George V, consistently recognized as one of the best hotels in the world. Mr. Silva managed to take this iconic landmark hotel to even greater heights by introducing the first 5-Michelin-star European Hotel including a complete reinvention of the Hotel’s architectural identity. Mr. Silva was awarded “Hotelier of Year” in 2016 by Virtuoso – “Best of the Best”.

As Chief Executive Officer of Jumeirah, Mr. Silva will be responsible for its international expansion, continue to elevate the brand and its growing portfolio building on the Company’s extraordinary success over the years.

Jose Silva, Chief Executive Officer, Jumeirah, said: “I have always admired Jumeirah for its “dare to be different” culture and its forward-looking vision. I am honored to have been appointed and fully committed to leading the business and the brand to its next level of growth. Jumeirah is one of Dubai’s most iconic brands and a symbol of the Emirate.”

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